On Local Military Hero Gen. Harrison Thyng
This is a
reminder that Lt. Col. James Thyng will be giving a presentation on the
local military hero of WW II and the Korean War, Brigadier General
Harrison Thyng. It will presented to the Barnstead Historical Society
on August 28 at 7:00 PM at the Barnstead Town Hall. This is located at
108 South Barnstead Road (Route 126) in Center Barnstead.
be no pot luck supper at this meeting and it will start at 7:00. For
further information contact Ken Pitman at
email@example.com or 603-269-5692.
Formation program at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pittsfield, helps to
promote the knowledge of faith, the meaning of the liturgy, and prepare
students to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, First
Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Join us for
Orientation Day, Sunday Morning, Sept. 7, from 9-10AM at Our Lady of
Lourdes Rectory located at 20 River Road, in Pittsfield. For more
information, please contact Jeannie Garcia at 269-4143, 942-8716 or the
rectory at 435-6242.
If you are
interested in the Catholic faith or are Catholic, but have not received
a sacrament, adult classes are offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.
Please contact the rectory at 435-6242.
a member of the Belknap County Delegation from 2008 to 2012, I
participated in all meetings and hearings related to the rehabilitation
of the criminal justice system in Belknap County. This included, but was
not limited to, improvements to how we incarcerate criminals. At the
original presentation by the Ricci group, the cost to replace the
current jail ranged from $18 million to $42 million.
to studying the recommendations of the various consultants whom have
been hired to address the jail issue, I have researched what we need vs.
what various constituents may like to have. I know that a portable
classroom style building is not adequate; I also am certain that we
donít need the Taj Mahal. I have a Bachellorís degree in Substance Abuse
Control and a Masterís degree in Mental Health Counselling. In my
profession, I have visited many jails around the country. When the issue
surfaced here in Belknap County, I visited jails in other New Hampshire
counties in order to understand our comparative needs vs. wants.
I am prepared to use my expertise to represent the residents of Belknap
County and to bring this issue to closure. Our jail does need to be
replaced; the question is what we must have and how to fit that with
what we can afford. What was once an $18 million minimum expense has now
grown to a far larger expense, and continues to grow daily. The more we
wait, the more it will cost Belknap County taxpayers.
appreciate your support and your vote on September 9th. I promise to
represent all of my constituents in Alton, Gilmanton, and Barnstead as
we solve the corrections problem as well as for all other issues. My
door is always open.
Locke Lake Social Club
Gilmore, happy she just got 3 points by
getting her bean bag in the
17th, the Locke Lake Social Club had their annual picnic & games event.
There was a good turn out of members who brought appetizers and
desserts, to go along with their own picnic lunch.
mealtime, games were played and winning cash prizes for the bean bag
toss and the croquet golf, was double winner Bill Moody, and for the
bean bag winner, Ray Gilmore.
cribbage game was Arlene Gilmore and the cardgame 3/13, was won by Mary
event for the club will be on the Winni Belle Boat out of Wolfeboro on
will be on September 6th at 9:00 am. The game is for ďnot seriousĒ
golfers, which is open to all colony members. Registration fee is $5.00
which will be returned as prizes for the winners at the pot luck supper
that evening at 6:00pm.
interested in participating please call Ann @ 393-7233.
Memorial Library News
Time and Story Hour will begin again during the first week of September
at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library. Toddler Time is at 10:30 am and will
start on Tuesday, September 2nd and Story Hour will be at 10am and will
start on Wednesday, September 3rd. These are weekly programs that
include stories, songs, music & movement, arts & crafts and light
snacks. They are free programs for families offered through the library
with help from parent volunteers. This year Toddler Time and Story Hour
will follow a six week session schedule. Please visit our website or
come see us at the library for a copy of the 2014/2015 schedule.
Teen Library Club meeting will be on Thursday, September 4th at the
library from 6-7:30pm. The Teen
Library Club will be meeting on the first Thursday of each month during
the school year. Join us for some fun and lots of laughter with
School Library Club
Foss Memorial Library will be starting an Afterschool Library Club for
Barnstead children in grades K- 8. Children in grades K-3 are invited
the first Tuesday of each month at 4pm and children in grades 4-8 are
invited on the third Tuesday of each month at 4pm. The Afterschool
Library Club will begin in September, with the first group starting on
9/2/14 and the next group will meet on 9/16/14. The children will choose
names for their groups during their first meetings. Sign up is not
required, so join us for lots of special activities and fun!
Lego Club will be on Friday, September 19th from 3-4:30pm at the
library. We will provide all the Legos and display the childrenís
creative constructions in the library. The Lego Club is held every third
Friday of each month and runs all year. Thereís no sign up required, so
just come on in and start building!
the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for more
information about these or any of our other programs or events. There is
always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library
Hours are: Monday; 2pm-8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday; 10am-5pm, Thursday;
5pm-8pm, Friday; 2pm-5pm, Saturday; 9am-Noon.
final hoorah is upon us! Round out your Labor Day weekend festivities
with the last concert of the Barnstead Parks and Recreation summer
series, featuring the Rockiní Daddios, including Barnsteadís own Angelo
Gentile. These gentlemen bring the music from the fifties and sixties
back to life in a family friendly presentation guaranteed to warm your
heart and bring a smile to your face.
the concert, stick around for fireworks at dark courtesy of the Board of
Selectmen. The nice folks from the Parade Congregational Church will be
on hand with concessions. The show starts at 6:00 pm. As always,
smoking, alcohol and glass containers are prohibited on the Parade
grounds. See you on Saturday!